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reopen at 8:00 tonight. you can see traffic is slow and backed up in that area. good evening thanks for joining us. i'm matt keller. >> i'm ama daetz the berkeley city council is poised to pass strict new guidelines tonight for the construction and inspection of apartment balconies. this is followed the collapse that killed six students. some think the guidelines don't go far enough. >> that meeting set to begin here in about an hour, they're looking at a series of ordinances urgency ordinances they're calling them, to beef up construction here in the city. some think that more needs to be done including the family of a young victim from the north bay. >> they're a ticking time
bomb. >> there is no count of how many potentially suspect structures exist in the city. >> how many such structures are out there? how many occupants are out there? this type of tragedy may occur tomorrow, in a month. >> berkeley city councilman also thinks the current proposals fall short. >> it's become clear that we do need more regulations to ensure balcony safety. there are more steps we can take as a community. >> the current ordinances would require mandatory ventilation and inspections every five years. beyond that eric wants notice to residents that don't use steel in their structures but the family of one collapse victim wants to go further.
attorneys wrote, quote if the city wants to prevent another tragedy, these required inspections should be done at minimum, every year. >> whatever the final forum if approved tonight it would go into affect immediately, requiring initial inspections within six months. in berkeley abc7 news. a bill that would have let regulators keep an eye on construction companies doing shoddy work guided the state legislature today. it would have forced the companies to disclose legal settlement. >> inspectors go in and inspect so where are they in this process? >> the construction which built the failed berkeley balcony paid
$26 million for past settlements. >> tonight, police are talking about why they believed a kidnapping case was a hoax. a case the fbi says was very real. matthew muller faces charges of drugging and kidnapping a woman back in march we begin with melanie woodrow in vallejo. >> a captain with the police department says the reason this police department called it a hoax is based on information investigators had at the time. >> documents point to new evidence. investigators recovered tapes and drones from this storage unit. for months police called this a
hoax. vallejo pd is standing by comments. >> it's probably one of the most unusual cases i've seen. >> was the police department too quick to call this a hoax? >> i don't think that based on evidence we had at that time. >> captain john whitney will not elaborate on the evidence and says vallejo pd did not drop the ball. >> i believe they do a good job. and in sheriff departments arrested matthew muller for a home invasion. >> i think we're all surprised that transpired. >> the city manager says the city will review the police
department's actions. captain whitney says a police department review will take place any sooner. >> tonight, they're calling a dublin homeowner who fought off another suspect and called him a hero. vic? >> the sheriff believes the suspect may be responsible for other attacks. >> in 35 years this is about as bizarre that i've been involved with. >> the sheriff commended his deputies on cracking the bizarre case and proving the home invasion and kidnapping was not a hoax. >> this ranks at the top of the
scale. >> he says it's one of the most bizarre stories he's covered the work of a sheriff's investigation into another home invasion that led authorities to matthew muller, the former lawyer who is charged in that kidnapping of denise huskins. and that probably saved them from being victimized. >> he began receiving e mails from someone claiming to be the kidnapper, containing details of the attack. the four e mails said there were several kidnappers involved calling themselves a group of professional thieves more than two, fewer than eight, holding bachelor's degrees. the e mail sender says the group
ran a car theft operation and burglarized several homes. >> like an ocean's 11 type group. >> now, the e mails contained are very specific. in fact the sender outlines in detail how the home invasion went down, and the kidnap. and remorse. the sender says he regrets quote, our slide into crime criminality criminality. >> vic thank you. an aptos man is arrested for a
medical marijuana dispensary inside of his bar. items include candy bars and drinks he was arrest forward allegedly selling marijuana without an approved permit. police say he was selling fake medical marijuana cards. >> a man identified as the knob hill groper has been cleared of charges officials determined he was at work during a number of the attacks. there were several sexual assaults in the area for six months. 17 women reported a man groped them. a fingerprint helped prove he was at work. >> some immigrants say they're experiencing a backlash. they gathered today, calling for a dialogue. kate's steinle's murder has captured so much reaction. >> since that murder that
happened here, some latino immigrants say they're being stereo typed by the actions of one individual so they gathered today to mourn kate steinle, and the backlash. >> immigration rights advocates offered condolences to the family but say the murder is being used to scapegoat their community. the 32-year-old was gunned down july 1st. authorities arrested francisco sanchez he had numerous felonies and had been deported five times. >> the incident has been used by anti-immigrant politicians to attempt to criminalize our community. >> sandy valenciano is undocumented and now, worry about the sanctuary policies.
>> in order to ingauge in true public safety, you need the trust of the entire community. and that is why it was passed. >> steinle's parents told fox news the system failed. >> people involved the different agencies let us down. >> they say they're open to a proposal called kate's law requiring mandatory prison time for deportees illegally returning to the u.s. san francisco immigration consultant supports that. and says it's time for federal immigration reforms. >> initial rules is that what we each see is a path like the movement is somewhat misguided. >> these immigrants fear reactionary policies. >> up next, abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom watching live as
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san francisco supervisors put teeth to regulate how many days you can rent your home out with air b and b. the office will enforce time limits on rentals. a 90 day limit if they aren't in their homes. and unlimited if the host spends 275 days in their home. >> oakland has a new hero tonight. the person has given millions to organizations across the city. all insisting on remaining anonymous. >> can three weeks change the course of a live? >> i use twitter and facebook. i'm a consumer. and just opened my eyes to get behind the scenes of those things i like to utilize. >> he's 21 and would have been home this summer, now he's
building web sites and coding. >> we're working with young people from the communities. being a january tore could be considered a good job. >> 74 communities received $34 million from an anonymous donor to invest in oakland. >> $34 million is going to make a difference. >> $3 million would help renovate this clinic serving patients that don't speak english. >> they can start. from oakland, abc7 news.
>> not everybody is so sweet on oakland. one company is leaving it's location moving south of fresno. it has been around since 1893 in, oakland more than 40 years. the bakery is hiring 120 workers at the new location, 40% larger than the oakland site. they make bear claws, cheese horns and raisin snails. >> nasa's aircraft is on its way past pluto. look and you might see the outline of pluto, the disney character at the bottom of the planet.
hi jonathan. >> we learned the space craft spent back it's first signal to earth indicating it's healthy and completed successfully. that burst may be the first of many and very exciting because we've seen the first images to get a standing ovation. >> who wants to go to pluto? too late. you should have been on the rocket nine and a half years ago. >> some kids hadn't been born yet sh but now, they're lining up to see what it sends back. >> they might tell us how to get atmosphere. >> this is something i've been
waiting for since childhood. >> the best telescopes couldn't prepare them for the stunning view, close up. >> it's turned out to be a complex world. >> but scientists know the best is still to come. >> we expect to hear signals saying i made it through safely. now, we're in a black out. >> they tried to recreate it in a lab. >> it's a building block for life. >> these answers raise more questions, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know we're just getting started. >> do you think you might want to visit some day?
no. not until they research about it. >> will take up to 16 months to send it back and many more years to analyze it. for now we're live at nasa aims research center. >> thank you and i guess people are going to look up in the sky they won't see pluto or stars, either. >> it's true. this part of the planet is going to be warming up so how about that? clouds have become more permanent. it's sunny inland and over the bay. taking a look at wind gusts, it's breezy nine miles per hour gusts at sfo. and 31 miles per hour
inland. it's 65 in oakland. mountain view 69. 61 in half moon bay. over sfo spotty drizzle. it's 82 degrees in santa rosa. 79 in fairfield. blue skies over the golden gate and warm conditions inland. will be cooler and cloudier, this weekend. a trough brought us early morning clouds that lingered and drizzle. but things are dry now. high pressure builds in we'll have warmer drier conditions
inland. and in the tropics troem moving rather harmlessly out to sea. and good news is that it will be moving away from baja and out to sea as well as it weakens to tropical storm strength. there has been concern over whether moisture will move. we suspect a slight chance of showers but not looking at great probability now. overnight, a few low clouds work their way across the bay.
high temperatures mid-80s to upper 90s. and downtown san francisco 71 tomorrow. inland east bay will be quite warm with highs in the low to mid-90s. two days of highs reaching mid-90s. temperatures moderating over the weekend. there is that slight chance of showers. aids walk san francisco will be in five days. if we get rain it won't dampen the rain out there. >> if it materializes it will be
a great day for a walk. >> yes. >> thank you. >> coming up, the new doyle drive. is it presidio parkway? for over 60,000 california foster children, having necessary school supplies can mean the difference between success and failure. the day i start, i'm already behind. i never know what i'm gonna need. new school new classes, new kids. it's hard starting over. to help, sleep train is collecting school supplies for local foster children. bring your gift to any sleep train and help a foster child start the school year right. not everyone can be a foster parent but anyone can help a foster child. ♪ ♪ ♪ it took serena williams years to master the two handed backhand. but only one shot to master the chase mobile app.
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about 45 minutes ago. because of what happened, the train is having mechanical h e issues. >> more oriental fruit flies have been found in the area, a total of six have been in or around cupertino. officials are urging residents not to move home grown fruits and vegetables from their property. >> the project raised a question. do we call it presidio parkway or doyle drive?
frank doyle was a banker who raised money to build the golden gate bridge. to change the name would take an act of the state legislature. >> still head tonight at 6:00 police devise a strategy for taking down gangs. what is going on in one of the five hot spots. >> the nuclear deal with iran today, what it will mean for u.s. gas prices in the not too distant future. >> a town not so thrilled about
24-7. in the morning someone is robbing someone. just bad. >> because of that the police department has launched a gang suppression staffing model. mes tell us they will be in certain spots downtown. >> any time you can sat rate the area to go after these criminals, it's going to have a positive impact on the community. >> the goal is being highly visible. >> it's important we don't overlook that same time to see spikes in activity. >> some agree, placing the work
police do. >> police tell us they will adjust the number of officers depending on the program. >> if you received a massive settlement but relatives of eric garner say they're more interested injustice than money. the family spoke after reaching a $5.9 million settlement with the family of new york the family wants the u.s. justice department to prosecute the officer though the grand jury opted not to do so. >> people are walking up and down the street saying congratulations. this is not a victory. the victory will come when we get justice, then we want to have a victory party.
>> the officer put him in a choke hold. garner had asthma, heard saying "i can't breathe" before he died. >> there is plenty to like or dislike about the nuclear deal struck with iran today. one biproduct may be a plunge in gas prices. experts say some parts of the country so see prices as low as $2 per gallon. the iranians are celebrating the lifting of sanctions but reaction in washington and around the world isn't so positive. >> in washington nation leaders can say they have a deal. >> we've stopped the spread of nuclear weapons.
iran gets relief from sanctions in return for eliminating it's nuclear weapons activities and opening up to inspections. >> we have access through this in terms of verification. >> this deal is not built on trust. it's built on verification. >> it's a teal but not done. cop gres has 60 days to review the plan. >> if this is a kind of deal, we'll do everything we can to stop it. >> they've got in ten years time, iran's terrorist regime
will change. >> in washington, i'm emily smith. >> today the iran deal helped drive up energy stocks. dow jones closed above 18000 for the first time in three weeks today. and chevron up 1%. >> tonight a growing presence of homeless. in this case, by bus. >> he hopes for handouts along tracy bhfd. . >> i don't need any money. i was just hungry.
>> but he fell asleep and they bus here from stockton. for cisco it's about safety. >> it's terrible right there. style stick you in the street for a dollar. >> maybe it is safer here. the stronger theory is that people here are more generous with their food. dimo says it's hit and miss. >> there are days i've lost faith in humanity and mad about it. and there is that one person with a random act of kindness that brings it back. >> the director says there has been a increase of homeless people coming to tracy. she's heard it's because other towns are making homeless feel
less than welcome. >> i don't know what to do about it. >> the growing homeless population means he's selective with his handouts. >> if i feel like giving them something, i'll do it. if i did it every time i'd be broke. >> tonight the new book that casts a light on a hero. you'll hear from the people to
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the long wait is over for harper lee's follow up to "to kill a mockingbird". residents in lee's hometown lined up for the release of the much-anticipated novel. >> i came down here and i can't wait to get home to begin reading it. . >> i ordered 14 copies. >> we dropped by this store and found plenty of copies available for readers who want to buy the sequel. >> it seems california drivers can't put their cell phones down when behind the wheel. a study says 10% of the drivers
responded to using a cell phone this year. up 39% from last year. sonoma had the highest with 13% using phones. chp says most drivers are texting not talking behind the wheel. 80% of the vehicle accidents last year involved a distracted driver. >> espn is shedding light on why it chose caitlyn jenner. it came to be known she'd receive the arthur ash award. and espn says it's given to someone in the sports community who has done something that transcends athletics. that is what they believe jenner has done. >> warriors steph curry is nominated for best male athlete to cast your ballot go to abc7
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a break through by bay area researchers could provide a powerful new tool as california continues to battle the drought. >> millions worry about how long the drought may last, clues are floating above us the trouble is that we haven't been able to decode yet. >> there is a lot we don't know about how clouds bee safe. >> university of california researchers invented a way of looking at clouds. they started by placing two cameras apart along the coast of south florida. left alone, they'd produce a
view of the sky. >> i suppose you can close one eye and another eye, you can see that going. >> to take those and blend them together with computers and you get a stunning image of clouds moving to their life cycle. >> it's water. >> and with the details, the team was able to write a visual recognition software that tracks the shape of clouds as they change the results are incredibly precise models of behavior. from lightning to perhaps the most-important rain. >> the process is about how air moves within clouds. that is what we can measure. >> while the notion of getting our arms around the cloud may seem fanciful the team believes data they're gathering will help researchers develop models that are far more precise. helping us plan for the force that's have such a pro found
affect on our lives. cheryl jennings abc7 news. >> the team has been setting up a second monitoring station in florida. >> some drizzle out there, maybe clouds are forming around the area. we need more than drizzle. clouds at the coastline there. pretty warm day and tomorrow, we'll see 90 s. and may get a spotty drizzle.
here is the accu-weather forecast. and a slight chance of showers and after that speeding up again. >> good day for aids walk. >> great day by the way. >> you're going to have a small wager on jenner. you pick. and you said lebron would win. where would you like to go to dinner? >> french laundry. >> two appetizers, two desserts and would like to bring some home for the family. >> you got it. >> baseball taking a four-game hiatus. for the first half it would be matt duffy. we'll share it wi
for over 60,000 california foster children, having necessary school supplies can mean the difference between success and failure. the day i start, i'm already behind. i never know what i'm gonna need. new school new classes, new kids. it's hard starting over. to help, sleep train is collecting school supplies for local foster children. bring your gift to any sleep train and help a foster child start the school year right. not everyone can be a foster parent but anyone can help a foster child.
he has been released his job taken by infielder matt duffy. what a diamond in the rough he's been since he's never played much third base. >> it's a high drive to left. out of here. >> i wasn't comfortable there. and we ironed that out at this point. it's just hard work and taking a look at approach. and things happen from there. not trying to do too much. especially in a park like this. you know? so just sticking with what makes me the player that i am. >> it's working. hitting 298 with eight home runs and 41 rbis. he has 78 hits and defense has been solid. matt's not the only giants player to make noise.
yet. i know people think i'm buried and done but i'm still here in front of you. i love playing these events. >> tour de france chris plume makes a move on the big incline. then creates huge separation and winning in this, his first mountain state. extending his lead to nearly three minutes. highlights coming up later tonight at 9:00 and 11:00. >> maybe in-n-out? >> french laundry it is. >> be sure to join us tonight dark rescue. then on abc7 news, the fly by is in the books.
and now new horizons has phoned home. the celebration for pluto. >> and tonight in prime time, and then stay with us for abc7 news at 11:00. and at 11:35 it's jimmy kimmel live. and abc7 news app is now available for apple watch. use it for breaking news and alerts. just search for abc7 news bay area. >> that is it for this edition of abc7 news. look for breaking news on abc7 news bay area. thanks for joining us tonight. >> from the entire abc7 news team, have a great night, everyone.
this is "jeopardy!" here are today's contestants -- a theater technician from tyrone, pennsylvania... a stay-at-home dad from falls church, virginia... and our returning champion -- a teacher and composer from rocky point, new york... whose 1-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny gilbert. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. we ended last week with a big win. we started this week, yesterday, with a big win for phil. what will happen today? val and ben will have a great
deal to say about that. welcome aboard. good luck, players. here we go into the jeopardy! round. one daily double in this round. and here are the categories... o-r-m coming up in each correct response. followed by... oh, there's a theme here... which one? ah... phil, off you go. may i have rainy songs for $800, please? ben. who are guns n' roses? you are right. let's go rainy songs for $200. ben. what is "purple rain"? yeah. rainy songs for $400.